The Horologicon: A Day's Jaunt Through the Lost Words of the English Language (HARDBACK)
UK Publication November 2012
Page Extent 256 pages
The Horologicon (or book of hours) gives you the most extraordinary words in the English language, arranged according to the hour of the day when you really need them.
Do you wake up feeling rough? Then you’re philogrobolized. Pretending to work? That’s fudgelling, which may lead to rizzling if you feel sleepy after lunch, though by dinner time you will have become a sparkling deipnosophist.
From Mark Forsyth, author of the bestselling The Etymologicon, this is a book of weird words for familiar situations. From ante-jentacular to snudge by way of quafftide and wamblecropt, at last you can say, with utter accuracy, exactly what you mean.
--------------Mark Forsyth is the bestselling author of The Etymologicon and The Horologicon, both adapted for BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week, read by Hugh Dennis. The success of his books and blog, The Inky Fool (blog.inkyfool.com), has made him one of the UK’s best-known commentators on words. Mark is on Twitter @inkyfool.
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